Here is your weekend box office top 5 for Nov. 27-Dec. 1** (This is an extended weekend due to Thanksgiving)
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire — $110.1 million
2. Frozen — $93.0 million
3. Thor: The Dark World — $15.5 million
4. The Best Man Holiday — $11.1 million
5. Homefront — $9.8 million
Catching Fire was the number one movie at the box office this weekend( big surprise…). The Hunger Games sequel has now now made $296.5 million in the United States after 10 days, and the film has already pulled in a total of $573 million worldwide. Coming in second is Disney’s and Pixar’s Frozen, which came out Wednesday, to a solid $93 million take at the box office. Nothing too surprising here since this movie has been said to be one of the better Disney films to be made, and it also coming out on Thanksgiving allows families to see a family oriented movie. Also both Catching Fire and Frozen beat Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone Thanksgiving weekend box office record. The first Harry Potter movie made $82.4 million back in 2001. Nothing too shocking with Thor: The Dark World and The Best Man Holiday box office take this weekend. Homefront, however, preformed poorly. Homefront starts Jason Statham and just completely bombed this weekend. This is another movie in a string of movies that have opened up poorly for Jason Statham.
On a more somber tone, one of the main stars from the Fast and Furious franchise, Paul Walker, tragically passed away in a car accident on Saturday, while on a holiday break from filming Fast 7. I know everybody around the world has kept him and his family in their thoughts and prayers. He was said to be one of the few genuine nice guys in Hollywood. Universal executives held a meeting Saturday night to find out what to do with the current Fast 7. As of now, Universal is delaying production to give the cast time to grieve over this tragic accident, but they are not abandoning the movie. The film was slated for a July 2014 release date, but that will be pushed back. Universal has several logistical issues since most actors, especially The Rock, have other projects they are committed to. Also, the writers have to find out what to do with Paul Walker’s character in the movie, since they are only halfway done shooting.